• Next week is "Safe Schools Week," and we will be quite busy at TJS!  Please take time to review the guidance section as well as the attached letter for more information about all the happenings.  


    At this point, I think it's safe to begin the Halloween countdown!  There is a Halloween newsletter attached from Mrs. Crescas, School Nurse, for your reference.  We will once again be joined by the incredibly talented MHS Marching Dodgers for our annual costume parade.  The parade will begin at 2:15 P.M. on Thursday, October 31st.  All families are invited to attend.  Please proceed directly to the back of the school that day.  You do not need to check-in with the main office.  The marching band will lead the students up the path, so we ask you assemble around the perimeter of the field.  Pathways should be kept clear so that everyone can have a great view of all our little goblins.  Students will re-enter the building after the parade and be dismissed at 3:15 P.M.  That gives you enough time to grab a cup of coffee prior to trick-or-treating that evening!  As a special incentive to get students out of bed Friday morning, we will have Pajama Day at TJS. 


    Just a few Halloween reminders.....Those students choosing to dress up are encouraged to come to school in costume to enjoy the day.  Costumes should be school appropriate (in-line with dress code expectations) and all hair and makeup preparation should be done prior to school.  If a costume is bulky or itchy, please have your child wear clothing underneath, so that the costume can be removed easily.  Students who choose to dress in costume may not bring any item to school that depicts violence such as plastic or fake weapons (swords, guns, knives, pitchforks, etc.), bloody or gory masks, or any sharp objects. Due to supervisory constraints, we cannot allow students to change into costumes during lunch periods.  


    If you choose to pick up your child at lunch to go home and change, the recess/lunch schedule is as follows:  


    Grades 1, 2 & 3:  11:20 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.

    Grades K, 4, & 5:  11:55 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.


    Please notify the main office/teacher in advance of picking up and sign your child out at the start of the period and return to school by the end of the period.


    Guidance Update:

    Next week is jam-packed with activities marking the statewide, School Violence and Awareness Week, at the national level known as, “Safe Schools Week.”  Students will participate in school-wide assemblies addressing Halloween safety presented by Officers Galgano and Downs from the Madison Police Department and fire safety given by Captain Nunn of the Madison Fire Department.  Kindergartners will be treated to a tour of the fire truck and all students will be introduced to a new health and wellness initiative, “The Friendship Mileage Club.” The club will be open to all students daily during the recess periods and students will be taught how to track their mileage as they complete a course around the outdoor field.  As students accumulate miles, they earn tokens to add to a bracelet or chain that they wear proudly while participating inThe Friendship Mileage Club. It’s a great way for students to build self esteem, learn goal setting, responsibility and enhance their overall fitness. Mr. Gerenstein and I are really looking forward to piloting this program together this year.  For more information, feel free to check out, https://www.fitnessfinders.net and please view the attachment at the bottom of the update for more specific details regarding School Safety Week.   Best, Judy Bletcher


    Calendar Reminders:

    TJS Read-a-Thon:  October 16th - 30th

    School Safety Week:  October 21st - 25th

    TJS/Madison Logo Wear Day:  Friday, October 25th

    International Dinner:  Friday, October 25th, TJS Jaguar Jungle, 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

    Halloween Parade:  Thursday, October 31st, 2:15 P.M.

    Pajama Day:  Friday, November 1st


    PTO Update:


    The TJS Read-a-Thon is in full swing. We hope your young readers are having fun with this challenge. Collectively, our students have already read over 20,000 minutes!!! Keep up the good work TJS! If you have any questions or problems please reach out to Kristin Doehner and Melinda Faigenbaum. Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm with this initiative! 


    Our International Club will be hosting a Dinner in the Jaguar Jungle on Friday, October 25th from 7pm-9pm. Please come and taste some of the wonderful food, learn more about each other’s cultures, and celebrate all the diverse cultures at Torey J. Sabatini. Please note ingredients will be listed but this is NOT an allergy free event.



    TJS will be hosting the annual Book Fair on November 20th, 21st, & 23rd. All the information and details are attached. 

    Students... get creative and design posters for the 2019 Book Fair! See the attached flyer for more information.

    Please Volunteer to help set up/take down the book fair, or help students pick books using this link: TJS Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up .


    Don’t forget to submit your order form for pizza on specified ½ days of school! We are accepting orders until November 1, 2019. Form attached.


    2019 Book Fair Poster Contest

    Pizza Order Form

    2019 Book Fair Information

    International Dinner

    Halloween Newsletter 2019

    Safety Week 2019